She was born in Big Cove Tannery, on May 12, 1929, the daughter of the late Herman and Mary Etta ( Engels) Richards. She was the wife of Harry Strait.
She worked at Sagner Inc. in McConnellsburg for 26 years and then at Corning Glass in Greencastle for six years.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons: Fred McFadden of Big Cove Tannery and Roger Mc- Fadden of Big Cove Tannery; a daughter, Debra Blumenschein of Big Cove Tannery; a sister, Helen Clever of Waynesboro; grandchildren: Fred McFadden Jr., Tracy McFadden, Angel Romig, Levi Blumenschein and seven greatgrandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harry S. McFadden, whom she married on July 27, 1945, and he passed away in July of 1988; a sister, Genevia Carnell; and a brother, Lee Richards.
Services were held at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg, at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 7, 2011. Pastor Richard Kendall officiated. Interment was at Union Cemetery, McConnellsburg.
Online condolences at www.howardlsipes.com.